Trimmings

31 Jan

As the first show approaches, so does the need for the layout to become more of a visual display than work in progress. Every layout needs a name badge. For many years, I have used professional sign makers for this purpose. The quality is excellent and rates are very reasonable.

We have just taken delivery of two name badges for Kirkmellington. Based on the once familiar NCB / British Coal colliery signs, these measure up at 600mm by 300mm. Produced by GR Labels 4 Signs in Oldham for £20each (including perfecting the artwork I sent from MS word & autoshapes) they should help the layout stand out in a crowd and firmly nail the period we aim to represent.

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Good images of th real signs are thin on the ground but this is a good example from Wikipedia. The image is by Tom Jolliffe under Creative Commons License.

Deep Navigation Colliery by Tom Jolliffe

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